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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1543
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1584
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1584
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains144
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges201
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges87
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains123
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains4627
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges356
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges356
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges273
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges128
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front284
14.NC-CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945Southern Blue Ridge Front63
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges996
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges996
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front95
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front131
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains179
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges186
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges64
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges182
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front221
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front221
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front54
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2158
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges90
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1881
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2902
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges30
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges43
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges27
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains894
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges47
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains37
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1051
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1051
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains35
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges51
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front203
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges25
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges22

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List Description

List Info

This list shows all the peaks that are over 4,500 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) east of the Missisppi River in the United States. It is interesting to note that Mount Mitchell gives Yancey County a national rank of #315 out of the 3141 counties. This means that almost exactly 10% of U.S. counties are higher than the highest one in the east. Mount Washington would rank Coos County #335.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.

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